UK reality series Race Across the World begins on Nine next week (it looks chilly!).
Not to be confused with ABC’s former Race Around the World hosted by Richard Fidler.
Nine as are cheekily referring to the travel contest as “more than amazing.”
According to Wiki:
The programme follows pairs of competitors racing around the world to be the first to reach their destination, starting from London and finishing in Singapore.
The competitors cannot fly but were each given an amount of money equivalent to a one-way plane ticket to their final destination of £1,329, which they can use to travel by land or sea. The money pays for all the cost of the travel including food and accommodation, but they may work to earn money along the way.
The competitors may not have any mobile electronic devices or credit card at the start of the race, but were given a world map, a GPS device to track their progress, a travel guide with local job adverts, in addition to the money.
In every episode, the teams were given a checkpoint they had to reach. One team may be eliminated if they come last at a pre-determined checkpoint. At each checkpoint, the racers were given a 36-hour break.
The first team to reach Singapore win a cash prize of £20,000.
The six part series is narrated by actor John Hannah and aired in the UK in March.
7:30pm Thursday 5 December on Nine.